In some earthquakes and other natural disasters where houses were destroyed, occasionally a few mosques were still standing. Countless Muslim sites have reproduced these pictures claiming they are miracles of Allah
A mosque in Turkey standing after an earth quake where other buildings are destroyed.
A mosque not destroyed in the earthquake in Turkey
The reason these mosques have not been destroyed is not due to any miracle. It’s because they were built better. Generally, people put a lot of love and effort when building their place of worship. This is a special place and they don’t tend to cheat or economize. As the result mosques, churches and temples are more lasting than ordinary houses.
However, even these buildings tend to get destroyed in stronger earthquakes, as the following pictures show.
Assuming these residences were destroyed by Allah while he saved the mosques, wouldn’t that make Allah a terrorist? Why would a sane god do such thing to innocent people and destroy so many lives, including those of children?
In their eagerness to attribute phony miracles to Allah Muslims incriminate him further and make of him a ruthless terrorist.
The truth is that God has nothing to do with any natural disaster. Disasters, despite their name, are not “acts of God.” They are acts of nature. Mother Earth lives her own life. She is not aware of our existence. If we stand in her way we get hurt. No one sends earthquakes and no one can save us from them, except ourselves.
Mosques also get destroyed.
A Muslim offers prayers at a Fathur Rahman mosque, destroyed by an earthquake in Solok, Sumatra, Indonesia 2007.
Residents gather outside a mosque damaged by a powerful earthquake at Cisaat village, West Java September 2, 2009.
Balakot Mosque in Pakistan was completely destroyed in 2006 Earthquake
MUZAFFARABAD, PAKISTAN-OCTOBER 28: Pakistani men pray during friday prayer at the Jama Haman Wali mosque which was destroyed by the earthquake in Muzaffarabad, Pakistan controlled Kashmir on October 28,2005
Anau Mosque - destroyed in 1948 earthquake
Imam of the Mosque in Baluchistan shows how his Mosque was destroyed by earthquake. At that time I was trying to go to offer prayer at 3:30am. At exactly that time everything started shaking and I heard the wall of Mosque fall down.
A displaced family wash themselves in front of the ruins of a destroyed mosque during rescue operations on March 30, 2005 in Nias, Indonesia. An earthquake measuring 8.5 on the Richter scale hit the South East Asian region of Sumatra on March 28 and reportedly lasted 2 minutes. The island of Nias off the coast of Sumatra was the hardest hit with the death toll estimated at two thousand people.
A mosque in Pakistan destroyed in an earthquake
West Sumatra Indonesia
mosque in mozafarabad Pakistantroyd destroyed in an earthquake